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Dr. Murray Dodged Wrongful Death Lawsuit in 2007

2/16/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson wasn't the first patient to die while in Dr. Murray's care -- in fact, TMZ has learned MJ investigators spoke with the son of a former Murray patient who BLAMES the doc for killing his dad in a botched surgery. 

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Months after MJ's death, LAPD detectives spoke with Gerard White -- whose father died 6 days after Dr. Murray operated on his heart in Las Vegas back in 2007. 

White told investigators Murray not only botched the surgery and ripped a hole in his dad's heart -- but he failed to recognize obvious, tell-tale signs that his patient was fatally wounded.

Gerard told investigators he and his family contacted a lawyer to go after Dr. Murray -- but they couldn't find an attorney who would take the case because there wasn't enough money to be made.

Gerard also said that after his father died, Murray did "exactly what he's doing in the Jackson case" ... because he never attempted to speak with his family members about the situation. 

Murray's rep tell TMZ Gerard's story is "hearsay and totally unsubstantiated."

The rep adds, "Murray has medical insurance for lawsuits. If an attorney thought Gerard White had a case he surely could have been paid.  The fact that White couldn’t find a lawyer to take the case tells me White's claims most likely had no merit."


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1.

Sammy    

Everything about this case just gets weirder by the day.

1163 days ago
2.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

THANK YOU TMZ FOR POSTING THIS STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONRAD MURDERER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE IS A SERIAL KILLER "DOCTOR"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1163 days ago
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JLS    

I'd bet there are more victims as well. This kind of physician usually leaves a trail of bodies. Nobody puts it all together until the end.

1163 days ago
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anonymous    

Well, I sure wish MJ would had done a background check on Murray before hiring him.

-RIP MJJ-

1163 days ago
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Christy    

Holy s**t...this guy was actually doing cardiac surgery as well. Now that is scary since he didn't know the proper way to do CPR!

1163 days ago
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BrAnBa    

This is really weird - and I agree with "Christy".
A guy who can´t do CPR is doing heart surgery???!

I stick to what I´ve believed from day one: he is a scapegoat. He was paid to see to that MJ died. They used the thickest one they could find so that "they" (whoever they are) would never be found out. Murray will go down and take the fall.

1163 days ago
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Rob    

It is hard to find a lawyer to take a case against a doc now days bc of TORT reform. The most you can get is 250,000 witch is not that much when you think about it, the lawyer takes 45% plus then you take out the cost to pay "experts" other docs to get up on the sand witch is usally 50-100,000. So how many lawyers will work on a case for one to two years getting ready for trail just to get 100,000. Not many good lawyers will do that?

1163 days ago
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malika    

dr murray is nothing but a murderer

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

AND R.I.P FOR THE FATHER WHO WAS ALSO KILLED BY DR DEATH!

1163 days ago
9.

barf    

this is not news!

this story was reported right after MJ's death, that Murray had already "lost" a patient under suspicious cir***stances...

and hey, TMZ, stop calling the mofo "doctor". he is anything but a doctor. butcher or quack would do it...

1163 days ago
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smb    

Hopefully, society begins to realize all the NUTS out there with MD licenses (or nurse practitioners/physician assistants).

1162 days ago
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janicebyrne    

He maybe dodged the last lawsuit, but he won't dodge this one. There's wayyyy too much evidence against him this time. He's finished for good this time.

1162 days ago
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omg    

so he has killed before ....hmmmmmmm No surprises there then. I seriously hope this slimmie prick gets all he deserves and then some. why in the hell isn't he locked up already ?. how much proof does one need to see he has know regard for human life but his own.

1162 days ago
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MJlivesin2010    

Nothing has added up about June 25th, 2009, nor about this case, which is getting more strange by the minute. Why all the elusiveness and uncertainty? It's all part of the show, people! *think* MJ is a brilliant man that many underestimated beyond the "pop" label!

1162 days ago
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nan    

murray is like an assassin with a medical degree.
how could anyone be so incompetent.
i think he was pissed off at mj that night for annoying him and just set him up like that so as not to bother him for the evening...
he is like a sociopath , no conscience at all.

1162 days ago
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Lee lee    

Really ?????? SHOCK, HORROR............Conrad Murray is a PATHETIC excuse for a Doctor.

@ nan , I couldn't agree with you more.

1162 days ago
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